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Contestable Markets for State Economic Governance: Reducing the Costs of Democracy in U.S. States

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Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Author: Collins, Brian K.
Date: 2000
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/9887
Sector: Social Organization
Region: North America
Subject(s): cost
democracy
economic policy
federalism
governance and politics
state and local governance
taxation
Abstract: "The research asks what causes US states to make policies that decrease or increase the costs of democracy? The costs of democracy arise when a democratic government exploits an agency relationship and monopoly policy-making powers to provide distributive policy regimes that undermine economic performance."

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